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N.H. Schools Stocking Their Virtual Shelves With E-books

E-books are now selling more copies than hardbound, print books, and the average public library e-book collection has expanded by 55 percent in 2010 and 75 percent in 2011.

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Newark (Calif.) Schools to Lose Librarians Unless Alternative Funding is Found

Starting next year, most school libraries in Newark will be missing a key aspect – librarians.

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Encouraging Reading from the Top-Down

To encourage curiosity in reading among students, Superintendent Edythe Austermuhl mingles with students in their classrooms, hold informal book talks, and find new readings.

Celebrate the Freedom to Read During Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week raises awareness to protect access to books.

Librarians Readying for Common Core

School librarians are preparing for the Common Core and its new emphasis on 21st-century skills including information literacy, primary resources, independent thinking and complex texts.

Librarians Who Lead

New Canaan (Conn.) Public Schools award-winning library media center models an affordable vision for 21st Century collaborative teaching

Going Out of Print

School libraries of the future could be light on books and heavy on digital resources.

K12 Schools Must Fill New Literacy Gaps

New report reveals that college students are not so media savvy when it comes to discriminating between credible sources online.

A Texas District Uses Software to Keep Focus on Learning

NetSupport School is classroom management software that liberates the computer lab

Too Much Money Funneled Into Competitive Programs?

President Obama's FY 2011 budget proposal includes a $400 billion investment in education—but it lacks any funding specifically dedicated to school libraries.

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